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New York Times Movie Reviews Released as API

The New York Times has released an application programming interface (API) to its movie reviews, which is a rather significant feature. From the Times’ Open blog:

Finally — and this is the key — we’re giving you access to our Movies search feature, containing all 22,000 reviews indexed by title, reviewer’s name, director’s name, names of the top five actors, and plot keywords. So, if you’d like to build a list of what The New York Times thinks of Pedro Almodóvar or Lindsay Lohan, we’ve got you covered. And this is only the beginning: in the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out better lookup and search features that will let you call up reviews based on publication date or the movie’s release date, just to name two.

The Times also released campaign finance and metadata APIs earlier this month.

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Comments: 3

  1. To try to lower the barriers to entry for non-techies wanting to access the NY Times campaign finance data api, I posted a quick hack that shows how to consume and view the data in a Google Spreadsheet:

    http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/viewing-campaign-finance-data-in-a-google-spreadsheet-via-the-new-york-times-campaign-data-api/

    I also have a Yahoo pipe that consumes data from the movie reviews site, but I haven’t written that up anywhere (though you can, of course, “view source” on the pipe 😉
    http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=gGzBmFum3RG8g2IsQBJ3AQ

    tony

  2. @Tony: Awesome tutorial! Thanks for posting this!

  3. Hi this a site where we can see the movies in the online and we can also download the movie.